Bedouin judges have maintained the cultural fabric of the community, ensuring fairness according not only to Islamic law, but also Bedouin traditions.
Lecture from Bedouin Judge
Bedouin judges serve a historic and cultural role as those responsible for conflict resolution between individuals, families, tribes, and communities. They are occasionally called upon to travel to resolve disputes ranging from large to small, as well as design the appropriate solution to satisfy and restore peace between both parties.
Meet our local Bedouin judge in the village, who has travelled as far as Jordan to arbitrate disputes despite his relatively young age. He will share the practice of sulha, or conflict resolution, and the many ways in which this process has played out during his time as a Bedouin judge. He will also share his experience about what types of conflicts he has come across, how they have traditionally been solved in the past, and how this process has changed over time, as well as larger conflicts in the past between communities and tribes. Understanding problems ranging from land ownership to internal family disputes are discussions that can provide a unique insight into the complex cultural structure of Bedouin tribes.
As a judge in a region rife with structural inequality, constant infringements on justice and rights, and internal divisions, our local judge can also provide a powerful perspective on resolutions to the present systems of injustice operating in Palestine-Israel. It is also interesting to understand how resolutions to community conflicts can be translated into reconciliation on a potentially much larger scale.
This engaging lecture from a Bedouin judge tears apart preconceived notions about justice and culture, reorientates the discussion out of traditional Western discourse, and repackages the logic of civic stability through the rule of law in a local, indigenous context.
For individuals the cost is $60. Bring more people and get a discount on each subsequent person. Bringing a party of more than four? – check out our special group rates.
Build relationships with the ancient tribes that have shaped the Holy Land.
Stunning landscapes, historical accounts of resistance, and deep cultural experiences.
Learn how to make traditional Bedouin bread and how the process fits into the ecosystem of sustainability from the women of the village.
Join the village’s shepherds to learn about the role they, along with their sheep and goats, play in supporting the community’s economy and traditions.
CAMPING IN THE DESERT
See first-hand the beauty and history our deserts have to offer–watch the sun rise and set, listen to local stories, all while you sip traditional Bedouin tea.
Sit side by side with shepherds who will explain the importance of carrying on their traditions while teaching you how to milk goats.
Historical sites, a striking landscape, wild camels, and more! Join our tour of the desert to learn about the land’s past and our hopes for the future.
Bedouin communities have a special history of conflict resolution. Meet a local judge to learn more about the practices useful in reconciliation.
Learn about this treasured tradition of textile creation from a few experienced women of the village, and take yours home with you when you leave.
We really hate to brag, but we know we have one of the most comfortable guest houses in the whole region–and best of all, it’s on our very own land!